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Criminal Activity

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he has on the time lags involved before a drop in criminal activity by people in different age groups can be detected.

The best available measure of criminal activity, by age group, is the number of persons cautioned by the police or found guilty by the courts. This information is published annually for each calendar year—figures for 1990 were published in Home Office statistical bulletin 31/91 on 16 December 1991.